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KTV IN SOMERSET RAIDED, STRIP DOWN FOR CUSTOMERS, 512 PEOPLE ARRESTED

In a recent operation, the Singapore police arrested 10 women from a KTV establishment in Somerset for providing illegal services, including stripping and allowing customers to touch them. The crackdown, which took place from June 10 to 30, resulted in the arrest of 512 people, with 1448 others under investigation.

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According to 8world, The operation, led by the Tanglin Police Division, involved various government agencies, including the Criminal Investigation Department, Central Narcotics Bureau, Civil Defence Force, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Ministry of Manpower, and Singapore Customs. The authorities targeted massage parlors, public entertainment outlets, and private residences along Orchard Road, Somerset Road, and other areas.

During the operation, eight men and 46 women were arrested, with the 10 women from the KTV establishment in Somerset being among those detained. The women were found to be providing illegal services, including stripping and allowing customers to touch them, as well as accompanying customers to hotels.

The police also seized two packets of contraband cigarettes and an electronic cigarette from the KTV establishment. According to eyewitnesses, some of the contraband items were found on a male customer’s person.

The authorities have warned that anyone found to be engaging in illegal activities will be dealt with severely. Under the Women’s Charter, anyone who operates, manages, or assists in the management of a prostitution establishment can be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned for up to five years, or both. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $15,000 and imprisoned for up to seven years, or both.

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Foreigners who work without a valid work permit can be fined up to $2,000 and imprisoned for up to two years, or both, if found guilty.

The police have vowed to continue their enforcement efforts to curb illegal activities and ensure that businesses comply with the law. The operation is part of the authorities’ ongoing efforts to maintain law and order in Singapore and to protect the public from illegal activities.

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